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Travelers Institute Hosts Cybersecurity Panel at National Women’s Business Conference in Columbus, Ohio

Company Release - 9/20/2016 8:07 AM ET

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV), today will bring its Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore℠ series to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) National Women's Business Conference at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Cybersecurity professionals will discuss common cyber-related business risks and strategies to prepare for and respond to an incident.

“Every business is at risk for cyber intrusions, which are becoming more sophisticated and widespread,” said Joan Woodward, President of the Travelers Institute and Executive Vice President of Public Policy at Travelers. “Sharing cybersecurity expertise is valuable in giving business owners the confidence and skills to help secure their systems and create a cyber-safe culture.”

Woodward will moderate the panel discussion “Is Technology Putting your Business at Risk? Understand and Enhance Your Cybersecurity,” joined by the following panelists:

  • Meredith Schnur, National Practice Leader, Professional Risk Practice, Wells Fargo Insurance
  • Jane Hils Shea, Privacy & Information Security Practice, Frost Brown Todd
  • Kirstin Simonson, Second Vice President, Global Technology Cyber Lead, Travelers
  • Jacqueline Connor, Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission

“NAWBO members work hard and sacrifice to build their business and gain the confidence of their clients,” said Jen Earle, Chief Executive Officer, NAWBO National. “We understand the importance of protecting these valuable assets. Because of the rapid changes in technology and how information is now being processed, cybersecurity is a relevant topic for the majority of businesses, regardless of size or sector. NAWBO is proud to partner with the Travelers Institute to include this essential discussion at the National Women’s Business Conference.”

The Cyber: Prepare, Prevent, Mitigate, Restore℠ symposium series is held across the country. Visit the Travelers Institute website for more information.

About the Travelers Institute
The Travelers Institute, the public policy division of The Travelers Companies, Inc., engages in discussion and analysis of public policy topics of importance to the insurance marketplace and to the financial services industry more broadly. The Travelers Institute draws upon the industry expertise of Travelers’ senior management, as well as the technical expertise of many of Travelers’ underwriters, risk managers and other experts, to provide information, analysis and solutions to public policymakers and regulators. Travelers is a leading provider of property casualty insurance for auto, home and business. For more information, visit www.travelers.com.

The Travelers Companies, Inc.
Judy Senechal, 860-277-2366
jlsenech@travelers.com

Source: The Travelers Companies, Inc.